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Are race-day practice sessions necessary?

With two days of practice and drivers using the same engine, Rusty Wallace thinks it's time for the IRL to eliminate practice sessions on race day.

Updated: April 25, 2006, 7:26 PM ET
By Rusty Wallace | Special to ESPN.com

Sunday at Homestead, Fla., was my first race in the booth as a color commentator for the IndyCar Series. But the event itself became secondary after the death of Paul Dana during the practice session.

The question that was immediately raised: Should the race go on following his death?

The mentality of all race car drivers, no matter what happens, is that they always would want the race to go on. Sunday, it went on in honor of Paul Dana.

I told Brian Barnhart, the ...

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